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Chris Robé Presents Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas 5/12

May
12
7:00 pm

Don’t miss this event! Saturday, May 12th Chris Robé presents Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas with film clips and discussion at Quimby’s.

Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present.  Robé fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups like the Cascadia Forest Defenders, eco-video activists from Oregon; Mobile Voices, Latino day laborers; and Outta Your Backpack Media, indigenous youth from the Southwest. Chris’s groundbreaking discussion deepens our understanding of more well-researched video activist movements by situating them within a longer history and wider context of radical video activism. Chris will show archival film clips and discuss their historical significance. The book is published by PM Press

“Christopher Robé’s meticulously researched Breaking the Spell is an invaluable guide to the contemporary anarchist media landscape that will prove useful for activists as well as scholars.” —Richard Porton, author of Film and the Anarchist Imagination

Breaking the Spell is a highly readable history of U.S. activism against neoliberal capitalism from the perspective of “Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas,” the subtitle of the book.

—Dorothy Kidd. Professor and Chair, Department of Media Studies, University of San Francisco

Chris Robé is an associate professor in Film and Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He has published essays on radical media in journals like Jump Cut, Rethinking Marxism, and Journal of Film and Video and written a monograph titled Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Radical Film Culture. He is also a frequent contributor to the online journal PopMatters.

For more info:

Facebook Event Invite for this event.

on Chris Robe and the book: http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/ChrisRobe

Contact the author at  crobe@fau.edu or Steven at PM Press steven@pmpress.org

This book on Quimazon!

Free event.

Heavy Metal Movies Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Reads With Chicago Metal Miscreants 6/14

Jun ’14
14
7:00 pm

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Mike “McBeardo” McPadden’s new book Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Eye- and Ear-Ripping Big Screen Films Ever! (Bazillion Points) is a lavishly illustrated, epic reference tome devoted to cinema’s most headbanging blowouts. Heavy Metal Movies covers cult classics (Heavy Metal; This Is Spinal Tap), documentaries (Heavy Metal Parking Lot; The Decline of Western Civilization Part II), concert films (Let There Be Rock; The Song Remains the Same), rock-and-roll horror (Black Roses, House of 1000 Corpses), and gore-core (Cannibal Holocaust; A Serbian Film), along with movies that simply exude pure metallic heaviosity (Conan the Barbarian, The Road Warrior).

McPadden will read from Heavy Metal Movies, accompanied by original pieces about movies and/or metal composed and read by Andy Ortmann (Nihilist Records), Katie Rife (Everything Is Terrible), Andy Slater (Velcro Lewis), Gregory Jacobsen (Lovely Little Girls), Rachel McPadden (xoJane), and Dan Gleason (Chicago zine legend).

“McPadden has struck gold with Heavy Metal Movies. A must read!” –Robin Bougie, Cinema Sewer

Mike McPadden published the legendary ’90s zine Happyland and has been featured in Esquire, Playboy, Black Book, New York Press, Hate, and Rollerderby. Since 2003, he’s served as Head Writer at online phenomenon Mr. Skin.

For more info: HeavyMetalMovies.com

mikemcpadden(at)gmail(dot)com

Twitter: @McBeardo

Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/events/631650036921274/

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Mike White Reads From Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection 12/4

Dec ’10
4
7:00 pm

Harangue for Hollywood! From the blighted urban squalor of Detroit—Paris of the Midwest—came enfant terrible Mike White and his mutant publication, Cashiers du Cinemart. For fourteen years and fifteen issues the writers of Cashiers du Cinemart provided a treasure trove of writing on film and popular culture.

This book collects the best articles from the fifteen year history of Cashiers du Cinemart magazine with sections dedicated to Quentin Tarantino, Star Wars, Black Shampoo, unproduced screenplays, celebrity interviews, and much more. Everything has been refreshed, polished, and improved for this volume of movie mayhem.

“Obsessive, indulgent, wildly erratic, yet Impossibly Funky still warms my hardened critic’s heart because of the burning passion for movie going of the writer. It’s manifested in the nutty, beyond-left-field takes on popular geeky movies, and, even better, the stretch beyond Lucas and Tarantino to Kenneth Fearing, Travis McGee, and the unheralded comic genius of Canadian cinema, John Paizs. I’ve got to get my butt to Black Shampoo!” – Gerald Peary, critic, The Boston Phoenix

For more info: http://www.impossiblefunky.com

Saturday, December 4th at 7PM